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Grateful Dead Live at Horton Field House on 1978-04-24

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - The Promised Land
d1t03 - Ramble On Rose
d1t04 - Stayin' Alive tease ->
d1t05 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 - Big River
d1t07 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t08 - Cassidy
d1t09 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t10 - Passenger
d1t11 - It Must Have Been The Roses
d1t12 - The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d2t03 - Fire On The Mountain ->
d2t04 - Good Lovin'
d3t01 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t02 - Drums ->
d3t03 - Space ->
d3t04 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t05 - Black Peter ->
d3t06 - Around And Around

d3t07 - Crowd/Tuning
d3t08 - Werewolves Of London

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Horton Field House
Location Normal, IL

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- This source does not have any NR applied to it
-- There's another Stayin' Alive tease in Big River
-- Tape flips in Drums and Around & Around


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - April 24, 2014
Subject: --
What everyone here said. '78 was a strange year; take "Werewolves". This performance of that tune is basically a microcosm of the entire year - irreverent, goofy, almost a deliberate sabotage of the previous year. '77 Dead just wouldn't go there!

S>F is indeed beautiful, as is the first set's Friend of the Devil and that absolute monster of a MNS - check the closing jam on that one, oh boy...

Howler monkeys on the steel drums?
Reviewer: kee-zee - - August 20, 2013
Subject: Walking through the streets of SoHo in the rain..
Nice crisp sound here..I had this on cassette back in the day and it was not "Normal" how much I played it..A LOT!! High energy from start to finish..People get all caught up in 77'..but I really love 76' and you will find some gems like this in 78'..Music Never Stopped is off the hook and the Scarlet>Fire just smokes!! and I love how Jerry HOWLS in the Werewolves of please>GIVE IT A WHIRL!! Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!!!!
Reviewer: jtseay - - December 24, 2011
Subject: Scarlet freakin' Fire!
This is my favourite show of all time. I know its not perfect and I can always find beautiful gems elsewhere, but I always come back to this show. The energy here is spectacular. This isn't even my favourite era. But this show... Fantastic!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - April 26, 2011
Subject: very nice show...
lots of highlights here, but TMNS and Scarlet>Fire>Good Lovin' is the meat of this dinner.
been on a huge S>F kick, and this is a new favorite for sure! another gem from spring '78.
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - - December 21, 2009
Subject: 2nd set
Cant be stopped.... listen to this one w/headphones for full force
Reviewer: kapowsin - - April 5, 2009
Subject: Scarlet-Fire
I've made posts about this Scarlet-Fire before...It's beyond the beyond...My favorite...I'm working from home on my computer right now, so I'm listening to a lot off stuff on here...I'm exploring more and more musical history but I keep coming back to the scarlet/fire at this show...How can such a simple song like fire (only 2 chords) bring such profound musical moments...The transition is like profound! Bobby is and Jerry are really feeding off each other...It's like in this song (scarlet/fire) the musical energy keep building and building until it finally climaxes as fire starts...and all the tension is's like scarlet is the foreplay, the transition is the sex act itself (fucking), and fire is the orgasm, the second half of fire is just like cuddling in your lover's arms...great concert...someone mentioned an aud recording...i would love to hear that. bye
Reviewer: average_joe - - January 11, 2009
Subject: New to '78...
This is a pretty solid show. I'm just starting to get into this year and I enjoyed this show.
I can't really attest to how the first set is played. The Promised Land opener was pretty worn out by 1973 and I just couldn't bring myself to listen to yet another MAMU>Big River combo. Check out the TMNS, always loved this song. Sweet way to end a 1st set as always. But, for the most part, I'm just listening to the Jerry tunes in the first set these days.
But the whole second set is a rather fine affair. The Scarlet>Fire in particular. A very, very well played Terrapin and the interplay between Bob and Jerry in the 2nd set is real nice. There is no hesitation in the band tonight, everything flows with a dynamic tension and is yet another example of the magic the group had.

Excellent sound, excellent playing, very hot show.

Reviewer: cb18201 - - December 22, 2008
Subject: awesome show
This show is really good, the terrapin station is one of the best live versions in my opinion, they really have it down perfect, the drums segment is really creative and the werewolves encore tops it all off. this whole show is really flawless. one of my favorites
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